The Fujifilm W3 3D camera provides striking glasses-free 3D images on its lenticular display (though some people can’t see 3D for a variety of reasons). There is the problem of sharing 3D images to a wider audience on web pages since I can’t expect most people to have special and generally expensive displays or 3D glasses. My solution is to create red/cyan(blue) anaglyph photos that can be viewed with inexpensive (less than $5) red/cyan filter glasses. Anaglyph glasses are often provided free for 3D promotions of 3D TV events (those not requiring 3D TV sets), DVDs, or books.
The freeware Anaglyph Maker (for Microsoft Windows) software I use to create the anaglyph photos can create them in a variety of formats including one that attempts to maintain some of the color from the original stereo photos. Sometimes, however, it is not a good idea to do this. This illustrated in the set of photos to the left. I noticed a classic Pepsi Cola vending machine in an restaurant the other day and took a photo of it using the Fujifilm W3 3D camera. It looked fine in full color on the W3’s lenticular display. However, the red/cyan anaglyph color photo did not look good. A moment of reflection seemed to point to the Pepsi vending machine itself which is red and (mostly) blue. A grayscale version of the photo, however, looked great. And, since the vending machine is quite retro, it complemented the image itself with a 1950s look.
You can find the full-size 10 megapixel anaglyph photos for closer inspection here: